Incredibles 2 Has Dark Themes

Dear Pixar, 'The Incredibles 2' Has Some Really Dark Themes

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Guys, I finally saw The Incredibles 2 last night. Am I officially part of the cool kids gang now?

You know, whatever I was expecting before the huge screen showed the opening credits... Yeah, I wasn't ready. It was badass, empowering, thrilling, hilarious—it was way more than what we deserved. I mean, did we even deserve a superhero like Jack -Jack? Absolutely not.


However, behind the jokes and the heroic deeds, Disney did a thing. Yes. A thing.

On the way back from the movie, my boyfriend and I were taking a small stroll and he was like, "Is it me or did this movie go through some really dark themes?"

Believe me, I had noticed that, and I was happy I hadn't been the only one to notice them. And these were some that we got to discuss last night.

1. Deep rooted traumas

When I first saw Evelyn come on screen, I knew something was sketchy about her. I'm a person who gets easily sussed and guesses the villain (sometimes). However, the reason why this character became a villain is unlike what Disney has offered before.

Evelyn was driven by a hatred that bloomed when her father was killed during a break-in. Her dad tried calling some superheroes to help, but they never answered since they had gone underground. This murder bloomed a deep-rooted hatred and trauma in Evelyn, which led to her evil plot to make super heroes disappear. For. Ever.

She said that one should't always have to depend on the help of superheroes; they aren't trustworthy. That's why she decided to manipulate Elastigirl into playing Screenslaver's game.


2. Misogyny

Despite the fact that most of the movie revolved around Elastigirl getting back into the streets, Mr. Incredible wasn't entirely happy with this. It was written all over his hugely animated face. (Not that I am talking shit; I love him.)

He believed that he was the one to do the job, not Helen.

And throughout the movie, whenever Elastigirl was being praised on the news, instead of his content for his wife, he got even more upset. He wished he was the one out there, not in the house taking care of his kids.

His discontent is even more notorious when Elastigirl is enthusiastically telling him about how she saved the train.

However, this plot line lasted only for a while and Mr. Incredible was totally happy about his wife in the end.

But don't let the sexism escape your eyes here.


3. Screenslaver

The usage of screen to enslave people and make them do whatever she had planned was a brilliant idea—but it could also be considered as an intake as to how we let our devices control us. Screenslaver sent messages through screens: on TV, controllers, you name it. I mean, do I need more on this area right here?

We had had more themes to talk about, but as of now, I can barely remember my name. But believe me, I am not shit-talking about this incredible gift we finally got 15 years later. I am just surprised that Disney did that, you get me?

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student's semester are always crazy hectic.

We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of "Chrisley Knows Best."

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in two days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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The Top 10 Gay-Themed Commercials That Should Be Celebrated

Gay-themed advertisements are an important part of our representation in pop culture. Here are the ten best gay-themed commercials that deserve celebration.


Advertisements have a long history of reflecting and influencing popular culture. As someone from one of the boroughs of New York City, I've always been surrounded by advertisements. So it is extremely obvious to me why representation in these advertisements matter. Commercials online and on television are no exception. As a gay man, I'd like to present you with ten commercials that make me feel a sense of pride.

1. Israeli Gays Get Distracted On The Beach

Israel is a safe haven for LGBTQ people living in the Middle East. While places like Saudi Arabia and Iran treat gay men horrifically by enforcing Sharia Law, Israel welcomes them with open arms. That open minded attitude was even more obvious with this commercial from 2006.

2. Pepsi Brings Out The Confidence In One Guy (With A Gay Twist)

This Pepsi ad from the UK has a comedic twist that will delight the viewer with the main character's confidence. I find the women's reaction to him passing by each of them even more humorous than his friend's reactions.

3. Doritos Gay Sauna Contest Entry That Could've Gayed Up The Super Bowl

This commercial was created as a contest entry where aspiring filmmakers could create commercials for Doritos. The winning entry would be aired during the Super Bowl and the filmmaker would win a cash prize. This viral smash didn't make it, however. It seemed unfair, as several straight-themed commercials feature tons of innuendo. Unfortunately, it seems as though gay male sexuality is still threatening to some.

4. Campbell's Soup Portrays The Adorable Gay Household We All Wish We Had

This Campbell's Soup commercial is a short and sweet depiction of two gay dads sharing a sweet moment with their son. If it proves anything, it's that gay households are just like any other.

5. Marriage Equality Gets An Endorsement From Tide

While marriage equality has been a source of debate over the years, the only thing wrong with this union was the attire chosen for it. A brilliant twist ending courtesy of Tide.

6. This Heinz Commercial Is A Gay New Yorker's Dream Come True

As a gay man and a New Yorker, this commercial makes me very happy. Affection between same sex couples hasn't always been something we could see on television. However, this Heinz commercial squashes all that.

7. A Sweet And Unexpected Coming Out At McDonald's

This McDonald's commercial from Taiwan features a twist ending that is heartfelt, not comedic. For anyone who has struggled coming out, this should hit you right in the feels!

8. Sister And Brother Fight Over The Hot Pool Boy... With Coca-Cola

A nice bottle of Coke is quite refreshing. Who knew it was the perfect ice-breaker to approach your crush? This ad features a brother and sister competing for the pool boy's attention. However, it seems like someone else beat them at their own game.

9. This IKEA Commercial Was A Historic Turning Point

This classic IKEA ad from 1994 was groundbreaking for gay representation in advertising. It would be remiss of me not to include this important commercial on the list.

10. What Happens When Your Dad Sets You Up On A Tinder Date?

It's always nice to have your parents acceptance. However, even for gay guys, parents can get a little too close for comfort. This Vote Savvy ad portrays just that. But hey, they mean well, right?

Whether comedic, heartfelt, or provocative, these ten commercials have done wonders for gay male representation in advertising. It also reflects the representation of gay men around the world. From Israel to Taiwan to the UK, these commercials reflect the growing acceptance around the gay community. As far as I'm concerned, that's something to be celebrated.

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